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Eurovision Sport agrees FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020 deal in 37 territories

Eurovision Sport has signed an agreement with Dentsu, the Japanese based agency, for exclusive media rights on all platforms to the FIFA Club World Cup 2019 and 2020. Eurovision Sport, a division of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), represents Europe’s public service broadcasters. Covering 37 territories*, the new agreement ensures wide free-to-air coverage across Europe […]  More

Discovery Italia develops remote production model for Serie A basketball coverage

About two and a half years ago, Discovery Italia acquired the rights to basketball matches including the entire Serie A, Italian Cup, Super Cup, Euro Cup, Champions, and Euroleague championships. Discovery became the ‘Casa del Basket’ for Italy and the matches produced are broadcast in multi-platform format on the Eurosport 2 television channel in linear […]  More

Amazon to show live Champions League matches in Germany from 2021-22

Amazon Prime Video will show live coverage of the UEFA Champions League in Germany after securing rights to Tuesday night matches. According to the Reuters news agency, the deal starts from the 2021-22 season but no further details were revealed. “We’re excited to bring UEFA Champions League football to our customers in Germany,” Alex Green, […]  More

FutureSPORT 2019: Adding bandwidth for sports broadcasting at the 5G level

5G cellular technology has the potential to deliver video signals with similar quality and speeds as broadcast wireless links or even fibre connections, but making sure a consumer-focused telecoms industry takes heed of broadcast needs has required early engagement, as a session on ‘Adding bandwidth: Sports broadcasting at the 5G level’ at FutureSPORT 2019 revealed. […]  More

NEP Group appoints Lise Heidal as SVP Global Media Solutions

NEP Group has announced that Lise Heidal, managing director of NEP Norway, has been promoted to SVP of Global Media Solutions. In her new role, she will lead the Global Media Solutions team and the company’s strategic initiative in 2020 and beyond. Heidal will report to Mike Werteen, global president for NEP’s Broadcast Services and […]  More

European Tour on its vision to create the connected golf course through the internet of things

Golf’s European Tour is on a path that will see the internet of things (IoT) taking a leading role in how the association transforms the game going forward. The IoT is going to influence the future of the European Tour’s operational side, for broadcasters, for players and referees, as well as for fans on-site and […]  More

ESports Production Summit: The key factors defining the breakout era for live eSports production

As eSports rises in prominence as a live-sports property, the most common question from broadcasters — especially those accustomed to a traditional sports environment — is what are the differences between broadcasting a virtual sports event and a physical one? Sure, an eSports event feels more like a rock concert than, say, a baseball game, […]  More

From tea boy to chairman: Jeff Foulser on pushing on and never being satisfied

Sunset+Vine chairman Jeff Foulser has enjoyed a long and illustrious career that began as a young whippersnapper at the age of 18 with a chance game of cricket at London Weekend Television (LWT) and is still going strong at the company he has helped grow from five people to an international sports host broadcaster. After […]  More

SVG Europe Women to hit BT Sport and Timeline TV on 30 January for winter networking event

SVG Europe Women is back in 2020 at BT Sport in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London for another evening of networking and insightful sessions. Save the date for the SVG Europe Women winter networking event with BT Sport and Timeline TV on 30 January 2020, kicking off at 5.30pm with drinks and canapés. With […]  More